Minute to Win it – With Love

Yesterday was “Wear Red/Pink” day. One of the fun activities taking place at the Centre was held on Simkin 1. With the help of staff, family and companions, residents played “Minute to Win It”. Competitors were given 1 minute to accomplish each challenge.

One of our residents, Alan Walder, was upset there was nowhere to buy his wife a Valentine’s card. They won the prize at the minute to win it games. Alan reached across the table to give it to his wife, Bernice AND asked her, “will you be my Valentine”? He almost had the rest of us crying, and Bernice was thrilled!

Express Yourself

What do the Order of Manitoba, a Hole in One, and designing your own home have in common? They each are a special moment in the lives of Bernice Marmel, Norman Goren and Debbie Lexier.

On the afternoon of January 29th, 11 of our residents and 2 staff members’ talent. achievements and unique stories were featured at an event we call, “Express Yourself”. The event was created and hosted by Alissa Minaker from the Therapeutic Recreation Department. Each resident shared their …stories in front of a room full of onlookers, which included staff and family members.

The following residents and staff participated:
Marilyn Abosh
Maria Lanzelloti
Mildred Devins
Debbie Lexier & Son
Annette Rosenberg
Saul Spitz
Zelda Myers
Jo-Anne and Olga (staff)
Norman Goren
Ruth Matas
Bernice Marmel
Sara Hochman

CEO’s Message

Laurie Cerqueti, BA, RN, BN, MSA – President & CEO

The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre has roots in providing care to the Jewish elderly dating back to 1915.  Over the last 100+ years, many transformations of the organization have taken place leading to the outstanding facility we have today.

At the heart of our organization is the caring, competent and compassionate staff, a dynamic Leadership Team and a very dedicated Board, community and community partners in The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.

Our team is committed to providing excellence in care and service in accordance with Jewish values and traditions, including a commitment to sanctity, respect and honour.

I look forward to my new role at The Centre and getting to know the people and the place.  Please feel free to stop by my office to say hello.

Bowling with Students from St. John’s Ravenscourt School

On December 7th, Residents welcomed students from St. John’s Ravenscourt School. Bowling was the activity. The competition was friendly, but fierce. florence Maxey from “The Strikers” lead in scoring and Bernice Walder from “The Pinheads” finished close behine. The students were a huge help and residents loved schmoozing with them.

New Children’s Area

We are excited to have a children’s play area at the Centre! This little area is across from the Weinberg elevators. We have games, puzzles, books and toys for your little ones to enjoy while visiting. If you would like to donate new items for our play area, please contact Aviva Tabac, Fundraising Administrative Officer at 204-589-9027.